ASIAKASTIETO GROUP PLC, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 21 JANUARY 2016, 4.00 P.M. EET
Shareholders' Nomination Board's proposal for composition and remuneration of Asiakastieto Group Plc's Board of Directors
Asiakastieto Group Plc's Nomination Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting in spring 2016 that the number of Board members be five (5). The Nomination Board proposes that the current members, Petri Carpén, Bo Harald and Anni Ronkainen be re-elected. The Nomination Board also proposes Patrick Lapveteläinen and Carl-Magnus Månsson (Swedish citizen) to be elected as new members of the Board.
Petri Carpén (born in 1958) has been a Board member since 2015. He is currently Deputy CEO of Nets Oy.
Bo Harald (born in 1948) has been a Board member since 2014. He has a long standing experience in managerial duties in financing and IT, among others at the Nordea Group and Tieto.
Anni Ronkainen (born in 1966) has been a Board member since 2015. She is Chief Digital Officer of Kesko responsible for digital business environment and marketing.
Patrick Lapveteläinen (born in 1966) is Investment Director in Sampo Plc.
Carl-Magnus Månsson (born in 1966, Swedish citizen) is CEO of Acando Ab (publ.).
The Nomination Board proposes that the remuneration payable to the Board of Directors Chairperson be 40 000 euros per year and to other Board members 25 000 euros per year. A separate remuneration will not be paid for the attendance to Board meetings. The chairpersons of Board of Directors committee shall receive an attendance fee of 500 euros and the committee members shall be paid an attendance fee of 400 euros per committee meeting. The Nomination Board proposes that no remuneration will be paid to the Nomination Board members. Reasonable travelling expenses for the attendance to the meetings shall be paid to members.
The proposals of the Nomination Board will be included in the invitation to the Annual General Meeting.
The Company's sole shareholder (before the company's listing on the stock exchange) decided on 10.3.2015 to found the Shareholders' Nomination Board to prepare the proposals to the Annual General Meeting for the selection and remuneration of Board members and the remuneration of the Board committees and the Nomination Board.
The three largest shareholders according to the share register as at 30.5.2015 appointed Roland Pezzutto (AKT Holdings S.à.r.l.), Patrick Lapveteläinen (Mandatum Life Insurance Company) and Kalle Saariaho (OP-Delta Sijoitusrahasto) as members of the Nomination Board. Daniel Lopez-Cruz is a member of the Nomination Board as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Bo Harald as a member appointed by the Board of Directors. After AKT Holdings S.à.r.l. transferred its shareholding in Asiakastieto Group, the representative of AKT Holdings S.à r.l. resigned from the Nomination Board in accordance with the Nomination Board's Charter. As the Nomination Board still consisted of more than three members, no additional members were appointed to replace the vacated seat.
ASIAKASTIETO GROUP PLC
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Jukka Ruuska, CEO
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Asiakastieto Group is one of the leading providers of business and consumer information services in Finland. The Group's products and services are primarily used for risk management, decision-making and sales and marketing purposes. The Group also operates in the market for business and consumer information, as well as the market for sales and marketing information services in Finland. The Group has approximately 13 000 contract customers and its largest customers include financial institutions, insurance companies, telecommunication operators and wholesale and retail companies. In 2014, the Group's net sales totaled 41,4 million euros. At the end of 2014, the Group employed 148 people. Asiakastieto Group's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under symbol ATG1V. For more information about Asiakastieto Group, please visit www.asiakastieto.fi.